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Parrot

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You can teach them. You can play with them. You can simply hang out with them. Parrots are easy-going and very loving pets.

Parrots are beautiful, intelligent birds that enjoy playing and training. Teaching your bird basic commands, “step up” onto your hand and “step down” into their cage will make handling easy.

Parrots require specific bird care, but once you know what to do, it's easy. These fun-loving birds want as much attention and playtime with your family as you can give; plan on at least one hour each day. Parrots can get more vocal near dawn and dusk. They can become lonely and sad if they are left alone for long periods of time, so plan on giving your pet Parrot as much attention as possible. It also helps if your Parrot receives attention from many people so they don't bond too closely with only one person.

Space is important to most Parrots. The cage you select should be large enough for your friend to comfortably stretch its wings. The bigger the cage, the better. The cage should provide a secure area where your bird feels safe. Also provide a cuttle bone or mineral block in your Parrot's cage. Your Parrot should also be allowed out of the cage often to get to know people. When not doing tricks for you, your pet bird will enjoy chew toys and other accessories, especially if you rotate toys often.

In the wild Parrots eats nuts, flowers, leaf buds, fruit, and especially seeds. Of course your bird will appreciate nutritious pet bird food and treats. Parrots are native to warm, tropical regions and have mostly green plumage splashed with other bright colors. Parrots weigh between three-quarters of a pound to nearly two pounds and are between 9 and 12 inches long. They live from 15 to 25 years and are perfect for owners aged 14 and up.

Fun Fact: The more you practice speaking with your Parrot, the more words you'll hear back!